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The Site may contain treatment modalities. These treatment plans are designed as standard generic advice and should not be relied upon, without separate medical advice by any person as a treatment plan designed to cover any particular individuals symptoms or conditions. The treatment modalities are strictly for informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice.
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